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Canadian Pan Am Games team prediction – Not what we were thinking before yesterday

In light of the information from Elena Ceballos, Pan Am team rider for Venezuela revealing that Kyle Carter did not make the Canadian team, I had to go back to the drawing board to make my predictions for the Canadian Pan Am team. In making this guess, I did have the advantage of seeing which horses were jogging for the selectors at Bromont. Kyle Carter & FR’s Trust Fund (Alternate) I really thought that after the Ocala International, this pair was on the team barring injury or another pair besting them at a CCI2*. Kyle and FR’s Trust Fund demonstrated…

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Tuesday’s Top 10 – Reasons my rider is on the ground

WARNING: Only read if you have a sense of humour Check in every Tuesday for our Top 10 list that could feature just about anyone or anything related to Eventing. No rider, owner, coach, or nation is off limits.   Tuesday’s Top 10 – Reasons my rider is on the ground 10. The bitch spurred me too hard. 9. Circles are boring, I like to dance on two legs. 8. Rumour has it she was riding a mechanical bull at a bar on the weekend, wanted to see if it was true. 7. For a split second I forgot how to jump and…

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Kyle Carter not named to Canadian Pan Am team? Coaching Venezuelan clients instead?

Elena Ceballos is ecstatic to be a rider for the Venezuela team for her second Pan Am Games. This time she has two horses qualified Nounours du Moulin and Nuance and she has not quite decided which horse she will be riding. Elena will be joining team mates: Alvaro Lozada on Urileva; and Juan Andres Larrazabal on Atlanta. The team has been training and doing their final preparations with Kyle Carter. Elena says, “Kyle is an absolute professional and he an amazing ability to get the best out of me and my horses. He is patient and is an incredible problem…

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Stylish Six – The best dressed at the Bromont 2nd jog

For the second horse inspection, the CIC2* competitors also took part in the formal jog. This group certainly brought some class and style to the group. I have to admit, this was one of the most difficult Stylish Sx decisions ever. It could have easily been the Stylish Sixteen, but we have to work hard to ensure that the riders with the absolute best fashion sense are acknowledged. Here are your Stylish Six that rocked the jog-way on Sunday:     You might also enjoy these Eventing Connect features: Today’s SCOOP Today William Fox-Pitt talks about Bramham plans – VIDEO…

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Spotted on Satuday – Bromont two-star cross-country gallery

CCI2* review The CCI2* had a good share more problems for riders than the CC3*. It was a challenging track and many of the riders were agreeing that it was one of the most difficult two-star tracks they had rode in a while. Marilyn Little had no trouble getting around the course with RF Overdressed at their first CC2* and are heading into show-jumping today on their dressage score of 40.9 with a rail in hand. In second place is Sharon White and Cooley On Show with 45.8 and Sharon also is in third place with her other mount Clifford…

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Watch American Pharoah win triple crown – VIDEO Break

Yes, in case you were in solitary confinement yesterday we all know that after 37 years we have another triple crown winner. American Pharoah ended the 37 year drought and a triple crown winner is possible. Relive the moment and try not to get goosebumps again. Watch sport history being made.   You might also enjoy these Eventing Connect features: Today’s SCOOP Canadian Pan Am Games team prediction – Not what we were thinking before yesterday Kitten swings from horse’s tail – VIDEO Break Who are the Canadian team selectors and how are they chosen? Tuesday’s Top 10 – Reasons…

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Spotted on Saturday – Bromont CCI3* Gallery

Derek di Grazia’s cross-country course at The Jaguar Land Rover Bromont CCI3* ran relatively problem free on Saturday, Three new pairs (Emily Beshear and Shame on the Moon; Matthew Brown and Super Socks BCF; and Waylon Roberts and Kelecyn Cognac) enter the Bromont record books joining eight riders in the past five years to make time at Bromont with the only male rider of the group being Canada’s Cody Sturgess and his mare Imperial Meloday. No rider has finished on there dressage score in the Bromont CCI3* in the past five years. Could Emily, Matt or Waylon be the first? We have…

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Marilyn Little (CCI2*) and Beau Guimond (CCI1*) dominate the sandbox at Bromont

CCI2* standings after dressage We are all starting to think that Mariyn Little couldn’t put in a bad dressage test if she actually tried to. Her skills just continue to dazzle judges at every level on multiple horses. Fresh from winning their first CCI1* in Ocala, FL in April, Marilyn and RF Overdressed have stepped up to the CCI2* level and are leading the field after dressage at the Jaguar Landrover Bromont CCI on a 40.9. This gives them over a four penalty point lead to the second place pair Mikki Kuchta and Rubens D’Ysieux who are sitting on a…

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Stylish Six – The best dressed at the Bromont CCI

It was an interesting range of fashion. Some people looked like they were dressing for fall and others embraced spring with a vengeance. Most of the Canadians were in spring attire as they are climatized to our cooler springs and considering it was snowing in parts of Ontario and Quebec just last week, today felt quite balmy. So here are your Stylish Six.   Compete jog-up gallery here. Jaguar Land Rover Bromont CCI Event (QC) [Omnibus] [Website] [Entries][Live scores]   You might also enjoy these Eventing Connect features: Today’s SCOOP Canadian Pan Am Games team prediction – Not what we…

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Pan Am site is ready and waiting – Eric Bull update

“All 36 jumping efforts and 41 jumps are in position,” confirmed Eric Bull, the official cross-country course builder for the 2015 Toronto Pan Ams. In six weeks, at Will O’Wind Farm in Mono, Ontario, the site for the cross-country course at the 2015 Toronto Pan Am Games, the games will begin. Horses and riders from North America and South America will be soaring over the beautifully crafted jumps. For two weeks, Eric, his business partner Greg Schlappi and other members of their team were working hard in Mono, doing some final jump construction work, and placing and securing all of the…

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